Flores selected for CTE Leadership Academy

Sonia C. Flores, a San Benito High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) teacher, has been selected to participate in a CTE Leadership Academy, a nine-month professional development program for individuals responsible for overseeing CTE Programs at the campus and/or district level.

The leadership program is sponsored by the Texas Education Agency and implemented by Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

This year, there were 150 applicants across the state, with 120 considered and only 70 applicants ac-cepted into the program.

Flores, an Accounting and Business Management teacher, CTE Department Chair and Career Preparation Coordinator, recently attended the Phase 1 training at the CTE Leadership Academy Symposium in Austin.

During the Phase 2 part, Flores, who also serves as a sponsor for the school’s Business Professionals of America and National Honor Society, will work on an independent action-learning project focused on the district’s CTE Program. During Phase 3, Flores will present her project at a second statewide conference in June 2018.

Flores has been with the school district for 11 years. She has taught Accounting, Business Management, and Career Preparation; she has also served as the CTE Department Chair and Career Preparation Coordinator. Currently, Flores is on the Superintendent’s Advisory Council, is a Business Professionals of America and National Honor Society sponsor, and is a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Site Coordinator. In the past, she has been a Senior Class Sponsor, Belles Assistant Director, and University Interscholastic League (UIL) Coach.